Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Pope Francis Can Help Mainline Protestants Talk About Christian Economic Teaching Again.
The social teachings of mainline Protestantism and those of the Roman Catholic Church are strongly aligned with one another. They have been in dialogue for more than a hundred years. They diverge the most on sex, but are very congruent on the care of the poor and on economic issues in general.
Pope Francis has pushed forward the economic side of Catholic social teaching. This is a good thing for mainline Protestantism. The market for genuinely Christian economic thought is open right now. Niebuhrians, deliver. Take back the economy from the Randians and the libertarians.